Texturizing In A Pressure Cooker
Texturizing fabric in a pressure
cooker! Yes, it works!! Of course the fabric
must be a heat-sensitive, not a man-made
synthetic. Here are her instructions::Use
any size pressure cooker, set it for 15
- Twist the fabric tightly as
you would if scrunching a skirt
- Secure with heavy 100% cotton
- Place a metal rack in the pressure
cooker to prevent the fabric from
resting on the bottom of the pan
- Add water to cover, don't go
beyond the 2/3 full mark.
- Drop in your fabric and begin
timing when the steam forces the
weight to move.
- "Cook" at full pressure
for 30 minutes
- Cool the cooker, open and remove
- When the fabric is cool, cut
the string, gently straighten fabric
and allow it to air dry. DO
NOT use a dryer on this fabric.
random texturing by wrapping small
sections of fabric with string and
process as directed above
- Place small pebbles (the kind
packaged for use in aquariums work
great) in sections of the fabric,
tie them off with string, scrunch
remaining fabric and process as
- Use a sewing machine to gather
the fabric. Or you can run a basting
stitch by hand, or several of them,
and created interesting effects.
Process your fabric then remove
the stitches. The design created
by the stitching will be permanent.
- For lighter weight fabrics you
can tie knots along the length of
- Fold the fabric into tiny accordion
pleats and tie with string.